How to Roast Hatch Chiles

How to Roast Hatch Chiles | 5DollarDinners.com

My trip to the grocery store last week almost brought me to tears. An old friend caught my eye as I entered the store. The beautiful, glossy green pepper I look forward to every year was back. I knew that my weekend would revolve around roasting and enjoying these deliciously warm, smoky, and mildly hot Hatch chiles. If you’re new to Hatch green chile peppers then let me … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Taco Meat

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  For those coming over from the Costco Meal Plan #2 post, welcome! To make this recipe for 2 meals, use 2 lbs of the ground beef and 1 can 15 oz can of diced tomatoes. Adjust onion and spices according to taste! There's a reason I don't blog recipes on the weekend. It's my "time off" from blogging. BUT, I don't take time off from cooking! Well, I do. Sorta. We … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

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I've shared a few of my tips for how to freeze cookie dough in the past, and I wanted to revisit it again as we move into the holiday baking season. I'm planning on doing a couple of "dough makes" in November, as one way to stay ahead of myself once the crazy holidays hit. I'd love to have several batches of dough in the freezer for when those last minute cookie swaps and class … [Read more...]

Frozen Yogurt Holders

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I haven't tried these personally, but I've heard that they work great for freezing yogurt, or for sending yogurt to school. Or enjoying as an after school snack. It's loads cheaper (and healthier) to buy a large container of plain or lightly sweetened yogurt and mix in your own sweetener and fresh fruit. Load them up in the evening, freeze overnight and drop in the lunchbox … [Read more...]

No Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam

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When you accidentally come home with 17 lbs. of strawberries from a morning at the pick your own berry patch, you have to do something. And you have to do it fast. I started to can the strawberry jam, but quickly saw that if I continued on the canning path to use up all the strawberries that I'd be up all night. While I did can many jars of strawberry jam, I needed a … [Read more...]